CES 2016: Mahindra GenZe and AT&T unveil connected e-scooter
Mahindra GenZe, a US-based subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, has collaborated with American telecom multinational AT&T to develop the world's first connected scooter, using AT&T's 's Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
The GenZe 2.0 is an electric scooter which can exchange data with other AT&T products like Global SIM and Control Centre to build what Mahindra calls "the GenZe Mobile Rider Solution". The connected scooter has also been fitted with a telematics device, an installation that collects and transmits data on the usage pattern by employing AT&T's network capabilities.
Unveiled at the CES 2016, the Mahindra scoot works on a CAN (controller area network) bus network - a communications network that interconnects components inside a vehicle. The scooter is also equipped with another technology called GenZe CruiseConnect System which regulates data through a cloud-based system.
The scooter is powered by a removable lithium-ion battery that can be recharged at any standard electrical outlet. The company says that it gets some storage space to enhance its user-friendliness. There's even a separate compartment under the driver's seat where electronic devices can be recharged.
The GenZe 2.0 was conceptualised at Mahindra GenZe's headquarters at Silicon Valley. It was designed, engineered and is being manufactured at Ann Arbor, Michigan and is said to comply with the highest international and federal vehicle standards.
Speaking on the development of the e-scooter, Chris Penrose, senior vice president, AT&T Industrial IoT Solutions said, "We're changing how people live, work and get around. People can connect and monitor assets from almost anywhere. Connecting these amazing two-wheel machines is an example how we are a leader in the connected vehicle technology."
Vish Palekar, CEO, Mahindra GenZe said, "We continue to focus on meeting the demands of today's connected urban commuters and GenZe is redefining urban mobility. We deliver a fun and practical commute experience by incorporating cutting edge technology, like AT&T's IoT connectivity."
MAHINDRA GENZE AND AT&T BRING IOT CAPABILITIES TO TWOWHEEL TRANSPORTATION
|Innovative Solution Helps Make Getting Around Easier and Safer DALLAS, TX. (Jan 4, 2016) - Mahindra GenZe, a leader in all-electric two-wheel transportation alternatives, uses AT&T's* Internet of Things (IoT) technology to bring the first connected scooter to the two-wheeler industry. The companies are also working with Tech Mahindra, a world leader in connected solutions helping enableGenZe'stelematics deviceto utilize AT&T's network capabilities. The GenZe 2.0 is a two-wheel vehicle built for urban commuters. It works on a CANBus network. The connected scooter uses multiple AT&T IoT products including Global SIM and AT&T Control Center to buildthe GenZe mobile rider solution. The GenZe CruiseConnect System monitors data through a cloudbased system and governs settings through the app. "We continue to focus on meeting the demands of today's connected urban commuters," said Vish Palekar, CEO, GenZe. "GenZe is redefining urban mobility. We deliver a fun and practical commute experience by incorporating cutting edge technology, like AT&T's IoT connectivity. " "We're changing how people live, work and get around. People can connect and monitor assets from almost anywhere," said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, AT&T Industrial IoT Solutions. "Connecting these amazing 2-wheel machines is an example how we area leader in the connected vehicle technology." The GenZe 2.0, designed and built in the U.S., has: A removable lithium-ion battery: Riders can recharge at any standard electrical outlet, for optimal freedom and ease of use. Smart, utilitarian design: Ample rear storage space lets riders get where they want and take all of their belongings with them. It enables device recharging in a compartment under the driver's seat. GenZe was founded in 2012 to develop sustainable urban transportation solutions. The GenZe 2.0 was born in Silicon Valley. It was designed, engineered and is being manufactured in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to the highest international and federal vehicle standards. For more information on AT&T IoT Solutions, visit http://www.att.com/iot. For more information on GenZe Products, visit http://www.genze.com/. *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Stay up to date on the latest news at CES by following along with these hashtags: #ATTDevSummit, #ATTVegas, #CES2016, #IoT Copyright © 2015 Tech Mahindra Ltd. All rights reserved. 1 About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We're the world's largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. In the U.S., our wireless network has the nation's strongest 4G LTE signal and most reliable 4G LTE. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider*. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att. © 2015 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. Signal strength and reliability claims based on nationwide carriers' 4G LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. 4G LTE signal strength. 4G LTE not available everywhere. *Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries. About Mahindra GenZe Mahindra GenZe, a subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, is a Silicon Valley start-up and part of the globally expanding, .9 billion Mahindra Group, Mahindra GenZe is dedicated to helping the urban commuter overcome the challenges associated with pollution, parking and the inadequacies of public transport by developing sustainable urban transportation solutions. More information can be found at www.genze.com.